Your recommended calorie intake depends on various factors, like age and activity level. Most women need 1,600–2,400 daily calories to maintain their weight. Most men need 2,000–3,000 calories. Eating fewer can lead to weight loss.
Reducing the number of calories you eat per day can be an effective weight loss method.
However, figuring out exactly how many calories you should eat can be tricky, as it depends on a variety of factors, including your age, sex, size, and activity level.
Below is a simple scientific calorie calculator, along with 5 evidence-based tips on how to sustainably reduce your calorie intake.
Enter your details in the calculator below to figure out how many calories you should be eating per day to either maintain or lose weight.
The calculator is based on the Mifflin-St Jeor equation and can provide an estimate of your calorie needs. It utilizes population data, as well as other factors, including genetics, medications, and lean body mass, that affect your calorie needs
Calorie calculator here: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-many-calories-per-day
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